Author Topic: trusted installer virus?!?!  (Read 7767 times)

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zone12

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trusted installer virus?!?!
« on: October 16, 2008, 01:04:01 AM »
Hi my avast just warned me about this thing in c/windows/trusted installer.
but it was not the normal one with the nuclear sign on it, it was the basic windows vista kina window. It said to just leave it and i didnt really trust it.
this was on a new computer with the demo version of avast. I was using the Hp games thing when it came up.
SHould i be worried?

ardvark

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Re: trusted installer virus?!?!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 03:31:09 AM »
Hi...

This probably has something to do with WildTangent. :(

What is the file in particular? Is it an executable file (.exe)? I have faced this before myself and if it's a game executable file, you will either have to create an exception in avast's main and real time scanners or lose the ability to play the game. :(

There are many who feel that WildTangent software includes spyware, which (at least) a few AV's, including avast, detect. Here is one article on the subject here...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1601598,00.asp

Depending upon how you feel about this issue will decide your course of action. ;)

EDIT: Now that I reread your post, are you sure it was avast that informed you of this infection? What was the exact message? Is there a possibility that it could have been Windows Defender or a program like it?

Best Regards...
« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 06:06:32 AM by ardvark »